Share your comments
Share your comments and feedback about the revised administrative rules by 5 p.m. on Oct. 2.
The revised administrative rules regarding tonnage allocation are available for review and comment. To share your views, comment by 5 p.m. on Oct. 2, 2021.
In 2021, Metro implemented Phase 2 of a program to allocate a portion of regional waste tonnage to private transfer stations that meet Regional Waste Plan goals. These aims include providing living wages, increasing diversity in the workforce and reducing environmental impacts at private transfer stations in the region. These goals reflect the regional waste plan focus on equity, centering the voices, values, and needs of historically marginalized communities in the region’s garbage and recycling system.
On Sept. 9, 2021, the Chief Operating Officer adopted administrative rules AR 5.01—1300 through 1375 to implement Metro Code sections 5.01.195 and 5.05.195 and define major components of the wet waste tonnage allocation approach for the third phase of the program.
These rules define the base tonnage shares for private transfer stations and describe the criteria, reporting and implementation requirements for four of the five Regional Waste Plan goals that were included in the Phase 2 implementation.
Based on public comment and Metro Council direction, staff are proposing changes to the original criteria and implementation for one of the five goals: Goal 3: living wages and good benefits. The 15-day public comment period addresses these changes.
The comment period will begin on Sept. 17 and close on at 5 p.m. on Oct. 2.
Read the revised tonnage allocation rules regarding living wages and good benefits for private transfer station employees
Please email [email protected] with questions about the revised administrative rules or the public comment process.